Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Lamp Cords

Well I finally got some lamps for my bathroom. I really like the lamp light that they add. At first I didn't know if I liked them because they came with about 22 feet of cord that had no where to go.
Then, my mother in law suggested this idea that she had seen at someone's house. It worked perfectly and frees up so much space. I did it in all my bathrooms and it looks so much cleaner than having a lot of cord bunched up in the corner.
If anyone would be interested I could take step by step pictures. It is pretty easy, you might be able to tell how I did it by the picture above.

40 comments:

Our Complete Family said...

Love this idea! But, I have to admit...I can't wrap my brain around how you did it!!! Leslie

My Beautiful Mess! said...

Please.. Please..Pretty Please show me how you did this. That so rocks!

Christy said...

I've had the same problem with cords. They are so aggravating and ugly! Thanks for the great tip. The lamp looks really nice in the bathroom. Lamps in unexpected places add such a nice touch.

aj said...

Love the lamp and what you did with the cord. I'm going to try to do that to my kitchen lamp now!

Laura said...

Of course another great idea from you! I love lamp lighting in a bathroom too, adds a little romance and nice when you have company.

Laura :)

Lisa Ann said...

I would love to see how you did this. Love the lamp.

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

I would LOVE step by step instructions. We have a few things around the house that came with the cords done up like that and I'd love to be able to replicate the effort.

~ Sarah

Blissful Nikki said...

ohhhh! Thats a great idea! I saw someone sew a cozy for cords once, like what you would have on the chains of a chandelier. This looks WAY easier!! :) Thanks for sharing!

Rae said...

Lamp cords are the worst! This is such a fabulous idea!! Thanks for sharing!

Deb said...

Oh, that's such a good idea. I hate how the cords are way too long in the bathroom, and they I freak out that they are going to get wet. The lamp looks great, and makes the bathroom look cozy, plus, no blaring lights in there.

paperjunk-lc said...

I'd love to know how you did that cord magic!

julie said...

Teach me! Teach me! Please! Julie

Kathi said...

This is a great idea. The lamp is really pretty in your bathroom.

Chris said...

I'm not kidding you--I literally just came out of my bathroom trying to fix a cord for a lamp I just put in there. PLEASE show me the tutorial of this!

Kitty Scraps said...

Oh please show us! Love your lamp in the bathroom!

aswewalk.com said...

Oh, wow! Like a phone cord. What a great idea.

Betsy said...

I am totally interested!! Show us how you did that!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

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Jackie

Suzanne said...

Reading the comments I think you should post a tutorial on how to wrap the cord. I hate those things. I have also seen a clothes pin used to keep the cord wrapped. Who would have thought so many people would have this problem!?!

Suzanne

Kim said...

You are just so creative. I'm doing this to the lamp on my desk tomorrow!

Stephanie said...

That is so cool!! Your Mom is a genious!!
I love the lamps too!!
Stephanie

The Berry's Patch said...

Shannon that looks awesome. Tell us how you did it.

Brandee :-)

Sarah said...

Very clever! As we work our way through the house fixing it up, I'm going to be on the lookout for lamps for the bathroom!Yours looks great!

Marie said...

That lamp looks great in there! I tried a lamp in a bathroom at my old house and I hated the cord everywhere! It never occured to me to do something like that to it. lol

Empty Nest Full Life said...

That looks so much better and I love a little lamp in the bathroom. I think I need one for mine. We'd love for you to show us how. Now I hope you have checked out your surprise at my place.

Gretchen said...

Shannon, that is a great tip and I would love to see how you did it. I want to do that with all my cords.

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage said...

What a fabulous idea......the cords are so ugly....will you please tell how you did this??????

Strawberry Blonde said...

You're so stinking smart! Great look. The cord issue has always deterred me from having lamps in random places. Now, I may give it a try. Of course, that is if I can find a cheapy at the thrift store. :)

-- Brandi

Jo - To a Pretty Life said...

Now that is a good idea! I usually just use twist ties, but then I have the problem of getting the lump of cord out of sight.

Katie said...

Shannon, what a great idea! It looks awesome!! I love little lamps like this everywhere...it makes everthing so much more cozy!

Annie said...

I agree, you should do a little tutorial on how to wrap up lamp cords. I have a little countertop lamp that I wanted to set out, but the cord was too long. This would be a help. I suppose I could try & figure it out on my own, but it would be great to have a visual aid!

And I love the 'BOO' garland...So cute! It almost makes me wish for fall....

Aunt Mimi's Creations! said...

Oh, please do show us how you did that! It looks wonderful!

PS. Cute Lamp!

Dana D said...

My heavens! What a wonderful idea! I'd love to learn how to do that! More pictures, please!

Scrapper Mom said...

I am a little, well maybe alot, OCD about certain things and cords are one of those things. I would loooove to know how to disguise them like this. How cool.

BTW - I emailed you!!

Susie Harris said...

Now thats a great idea... Now you will have us wanting to know how in the world you did it! smiles... Susie h~

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Hmmmmm....not sure that I can tell. That is a nifty idea though. I usually use garbage bag ties....yours def. look better than mine though. Nice and neat. They look lovely in your bathroom. Happy Thursday! cherry

Robin said...

It looks so pretty but please be careful with anything that is plugged in around water. You could meet your demise quickly. It also looks like you don't have one of those safety type plugs by your sink. Just a heads up. Beautiful site!

jeanie said...

Hello...I figured out the lamp cord wrap after experimenting with one of my cords that were too long. If your interested here it is, step-by-step:
1) Fold up the cord towards the lamp.
2) Make a loose knot and then start wraping the cord around tightly.
3) At the end put the plug through the hoop to secure it.
Very simple but hard to explain. Hope I've helped...

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Anonymous said...

I would love step by step instructions. I have a lamp with a very long cord and I'm worried the dogs are going to pull it down from all the extra cord hanging.

Thank you,
Steph